Tag: Old Miners Association

One Night Only: A Free Entertainment Package at Bear Creek Resort

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 25, 2013 – The Big Bear Summer Theater Festival will host the annual Old Miners Association Karaoke Contest tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The remaining contestants — Kassie Hanford, Monica Kistler, Wendy Knudson and Dani Bush — will battle it out at the Bear Cave Events Center, the big white tent at Bear Creek Resort. There will be two categories: fundraising and talent. During the first round of competition, the People’s Choice Award will be given to the vocalist who has collected the most money to help underwrite all the activities produced by Old Miners. The second round offers a musical showcase, as the songsters perform for the coveted title of Best Vocalist. Reigning Karaoke champion Ariel Moreno — also a cast member in two of the Festival’s productions — will act as one of the judges. Between the two rounds, the Theater Festival will present its production of the melodrama, “The Lost Van Dusen Gold Mine,” a comic take on a local legend. There is no charge to attend the Karaoke contest, and attendees also get free admission to the melodrama. Additionally, seniors aged 60 and up can pick up complimentary tickets to the Summer Theater Festival at the Big Bear Senior Center. They will be available after noon today on a first come, first served basis. Bear Creek Resort is at 40210 Big Bear Blvd in the City of...

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Summer Fun Continues With Chili Cookoff and Bluegrass Fest

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 9, 2013 – The Old  Miners Association of Big Bear Lake is hosting a weekend of family-friendly activities including the Big Bear Chili Cookoff on Saturday, July 13. Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, the cookoff returns to the Bartlett Lot in the Village from 10am to 6pm. There are chili competitions in several categories, live music, vendors, and children’s activities. Adults get to have fun, too, with the crowning of Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Stuff, as well as the afternoon outhouse races.  Admission is free, and chili tasting kits are only $5. Additional food and beer will also be available. Winning chili cooks advance to the world championships held in Palm Springs in October. Prizes will also be given for Best Decorated Booth, People’s Choice, and Best First-Time Cook. For more information on participating, go to the website or call Mark “Mr. Chili” Gaines at (909) 363-6592. The Old Miners Association also hosts the Big Bear Bluegrass Festival, starting on Friday, July 12 and running through Sunday, July 14. Friday night festivities feature a number of bluegrass bands playing at local venues, many free of charge. On Saturday night, there will be a ticketed concert at Big Bear Lake’s new concert venue The Cave. There will also be a Sunday morning bluegrass brunch and paddle wheel cruise aboard Miss Liberty, bluegrass workshops, and...

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Old Miner’s Association Announces Grand Marshal

Big Bear, CA, May 13, 2013 – The Old Miners Association, in partnership with the City of Big Bear Lake and San Bernardino County, will host the Big Bear Heritage Parade on June 15th, the Saturday of Fathers Day weekend.  They are pleased to announce that San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Alex Collins will be this year’s grand marshal in a special event themed “Big Bear Thanks You” in gratitude for the support of law enforcement, first responders and military who protected our mountain community during the incident of February 2013 involving Christopher Dorner.  Deputy Collins, a member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department since 2007 and a deputy with the Big Bear Station since 2008, sustained multiple gunshot wounds during the February 12 shootout with Dorner.   After multiple surgeries at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Captain Tom Bradford states, “Alex is on the road to recovery and we are looking forward to having him back at the Big Bear Station when he is ready.  The Sheriff’s Department thanks the Old Miners Days Association for their recognition of law enforcement efforts.”  The parade will begin at 4pm and will run along Big Bear Boulevard, from Summit Boulevard west to Georgia Street.  In addition to cheering Deputy Collins and all of our first responders along the parade route, the public is invited to salute them in a pre-parade reception, being held at the...

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Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade In June

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 26, 2013 – The City of Big Bear Lake Planning Commission granted a permit for the Old Miners Association to have the 2013 Big Bear Heritage Parade at 4pm on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The Association wanted to move the Parade to mid- June in response to the City’s new special events ordinance, which established guidelines to balance the positive and negative impacts of events on the local economy. Major events that take place on City property or streets from seven days before the Fourth of July weekend to seven days after Labor Day now require a special finding from the City. This year the Association expects that the Heritage Parade will become the way of saying “Big Bear is Open for the Summer.” The Parade will travel the same route as last year, starting in the Snow Summit Brownie Lane Parking Lot moving along Big Bear Boulevard ending at the Big Bear Middle...

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Old Miners Meeting

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 25, 2013 – The Big Bear Old Miners Association invites all interested persons to attend a general membership meeting and enjoy a movie matinee. The meeting will begin at 3pm on Sunday, February 10 at the Robinhood Resort at the corner of Pine Knot Avenue and Big Bear Boulevard. You do not have to be a member to attend. The movie “Don’t Fence Me In” starring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans will be shown immediately following the meeting. Scenes from the movie were filmed at the Peter Pan Club near Big Bear Lake. The club burned to the ground many decades ago, but not before the area now known as Big Bear City sprung up around the once-thriving club. The members of the Association will discuss and are seeking input on the 2013 Events Calendar which includes the annual Big Bear Heritage Parade, the Chili Cook-off and a slate of potential events. The Association is also seeking persons to become a part the Association and/or to work as volunteers during the events. For more information, call Mike Copley at (909) 866-5850....

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